Excursions & Day Trips in Costa de Sol

As beautiful and attractive the Malaga coastal strip is you may feel the desire to to visit the dramatic mountainous inland countryside or the nearby historic white villages, towns, and cities of Andalucia.

Here are some our favourites:

Alhambra Palace

On a hill overlooking Granada, the Alhambra—a sprawling palace-citadel that comprised royal residential quarters, court complexes flanked by official chambers, a bath, and a mosque—was begun in the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Ahmar, founder of the Nasrid dynasty, and was continued by his successors in the fourteenth century.

Its most celebrated portions—a series of courtyards surrounded by rooms—present a varied repetoire of Moorish arched, columnar, and domical forms. The romantic imagination of centuries of visitors has been captivated by the special combination of the slender columnar arcades, fountains, and light-reflecting water basins found in those courtyards—the Lion Court in particular; this combination is understood from inscriptions to be a physical realization of descriptions of Paradise in Islamic poetry.”

We can organize minibus tours to Alhambra Palace for small or large groups with minibus transport to and from your chosen pickup point, either the cruise liner or elsewhere. There are guided tours around the palace or feel free to wonder around and take in the breathtaking beauty of this famous landmark. For Alhambra Palace tour enquiries please feel free to contact us.

    1. Alhambra Regular guided visit: Only available in the mornings. Every day at 10.00 am. It includes entry to the monument in the morning session, the official guide and return transport from and to your hotel. With no doubt, this is the most convenient option… We don’t only go out from Granada, but also from Seville, Almería and Almería Coast, Málaga and Costa del Sol.
    2. Alhambra Private visit (day): It is a visit guided à la carte. You can also hire a private official guide to accompany you in the Alhambra and thus get to know and understand the monument from the perspective of a professional…


  1. Alhambra Private visit (night): It is the same service that the previous visit, but in schedule nocturne, where the only place to vist are the Palacios Nazaries. The alhambra doesn’t open every day in schedules nocturne, to consult opening times…
  2. Alhambra Educational visit:Teaching centres have the option of contacting guiasgranada.com, which carries out school group visits, adapted to the students’ level, and accompanied by guide-educators…


The Alhambra of Granada, Spain. The Alhambra and Generalife belong to a big monumental complex. A previous planning visit is required if you want to enjoy and discover the monument. You can visit part of the complex, depending on your time.

Some of Great Places to Visit in Andalucia

  • Granada
  • Seville
  • El Chorro
  • Gibraltar
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Cueva de Nerja
  • El Torcal
  • The Axarquia
  • Mijas Races
  • Ronda
  • Mijas Pueblo

The suggestions above are clickable and offer further information, you will find nature, history, shopping even winter sports within a couple of hours of the coast.  So much more than you would have thought possible if your idea of the Costa del Sol is just sun and sand.

None of the excursions recommended are fixed, we will adjust to your requirements. Speak to us and tell us what you would like to see and do and we will customise your day out to suit you